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Jim Swanson
Realtor
29 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale

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I have found that I seem happiest inside when I am serving the needs of others, and my real estate career has allowed me many opportunities to do this. 

Whether I am helping a buyer find the right house, or helping a seller through a rough situation so they can move on to the next chapter of their life, there are not many times when I feel more satisfied than when I know I have done what I needed to do the help the client get to their goal.

I have been in the top 50 agents in Pierce County on an ongoing basis (out of 2500+ agents).  I do not want the sound like I am bragging, because I do not feel I am better than others as a person.  I think I work harder to help clients get where they need to be.

My home inspection background has helped in the process of locating homes for buyers, and has helped when I list homes for sellers.  There are certain things you learn along the way that benefit others regardless of what you do for a living.  The difference is that some choose to use their knowledge to help others, and some do not.

In recent market conditions, I have done just about everything within the residential realm of real estate.  From helping investors find good rental properties and homes to flip, to working with short sales and bank owned properties whether a buyer agent or a listing agent.  The skills you learn from one benefit you and the client on the next deal.  I have also been involved in the liquidation of condominium assets through the Receivership process, selling 22 units in one project, 7 in another, and 9 in another.... with more projects coming.

I hope you can understand why I feel my experience can help you with your needs when it comes to real estate, and if you or someone you know needs assistance, I would be honored to hear from you.

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    Seller
    03/31/2014
    $189,900
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    03/31/2014 - Seller - $189,900

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    Seller
    02/20/2014
    $194,500
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    Seller
    01/30/2014
    $347,000
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    Buyer
    01/22/2014
    $244,500
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    Seller
    01/06/2014
    $120,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Will never recommend
      03/14/2014 - Kendra Blythin
      Did not respond to my inquiry in West End, Tacoma, WA 98406.
      I contacted Jim through Zillow, and he quickly emailed me back, which I appreciated. We spoke on the phone, and then he emailed contact information. I let him know what I was shopping for, and that I was getting pre-approved.

      Two days later, I hadn't heard from him again, so I emailed. He responded, saying he would set up an MLS search for me and we'd get started. And then I never heard from him again!

      It's been weeks without an email or call, I found another real estate agent to work with, and I am surprised at the lack of professionalism that Jim Swanson displayed with me.

      I am happy with the agent I'm working with now, and thankfully there are plenty of wonderful professionals to work with in this area.
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      Response from Jim on 03/17/2014
      This is definitely an oversight by me. I was under the impression Kendra was working on the loan end after some things had changed. If the perception was that she was waiting for me then I blew it. This is not my normal outcome, and I do apologize for the misunderstanding, and wish Kendra all the best.

       

      - Highly likely to recommend
      10/30/2013 - brian.thompson12
      Bought a home in 2013.
      Jim Swanson was an exceptional realtor. He is incredibly personable, professional, honest and knowledgeable. I had been in touch with Mr. Swanson for a month expecting to relocate to the area because of the military. When the orders came, I finally called him Sunday afternoon, I told him- I'm coming Friday, do you have time for me. At first he thought, of course you mean next week. I responded, no in 5 days Friday. My husband, as usual, was on his way out of town again, so I had a limited schedule if I wanted his input.

      I flew up from North Carolina, alone, for -literally- less than 48 hours. In that time he helped me understand the area, helped me evaluate each property, and worked late into the evening to get the job done. My time was valuable to him. I cannot stress enough how much it meant to us that we could trust his judgement and his understanding of what we wanted/needed/could do.

      Truly could not have asked for a better partner on this 'mission'. I would recommend him hands down, and support any of his recommendations. I trust him as a friend and business partner.
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      10/25/2013 - daveakastein
      Bought a home in 2013.
      Best in the region! Jim fully understood my family's specific needs and wants. His extensive community awareness insured positive results with our home purchase. He was able to complete the process swiftly from start to finish. When I had a thought throughout the day, he responded promptly; never leaving my wife and I unsettled. I have told friends that if they are not going to have Jim help them buy or sell a property, then they are missing a vast opportunity.  MoreLess
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      Address:
      Windermere Professional Partners
      4701 S 19th St, #200
      Tacoma, WA  98405
      Phone:
      (253) 948-5001
      Cell:
      (253) 948-4935
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      (253) 565-6178Click to view
       
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